We are delighted to announce that the Beer Race has sold out! There will be no entries available on the day. Race packs will be sent out ahead of the race, and we look forward to seeing all those who have entered next Sunday.
Still thinking of entering the Beer Race? Please be quick as we very close to selling out! Postal entries have now closed, online entries will close on Friday unless we reach capacity before then. Pint glasses at the ready!
Entries for the Beer Race are selling fast – just 50 places left! Postal entries close today, but you can still enter online via Run Britain or Runners World until 29 May, unless race capacity is reached beforehand.
Five Romsey Road Runners headed to Portsmouth last Sunday for the Victory 5, hosted by Portsmouth Athletics Club. Arriving in sunshine, the sky had clouded over before runners started the five mile race with a lap of the running track at Mountbatten Leisure Centre. From here, the course headed out alongside the lake before looping round and then heading back, by which time runners faced a strong head wind. The course finished as it began, with a 400m lap of the running track.
Chris Stocks was the first Romsey runner to finish, placed 189th overall and 19th in category (MV45) in a time of 35:22. Lynda Brown came in next in 35:38, a personal best, 197th overall and 13th in category (Senior Female). Mark Adams, still recovering from injury – and not helped by a collision with a bike in the final mile – came in alongside Lynda in 198th (35:36). They were followed by Di Cross, who ran a personal best in 38:33 and was pleased to be placed 2nd in category (FV50). The final finisher for the club was new member Kirsty Saxton, who had a good run to finish in 41:44.
In contrast to the smooth surfaces of Portsmouth, The Bounder sees runners scurry across the undulations of the lovely Test Valley and is described as ‘challenging’. This nine mile trail race, organised by the Broughton Bounders Running Club, is now in its third year and attracts a good many local runners including four from Romsey.
Matt ‘The Bounder’ Hammerton won the race for a third consecutive year, finishing in 54:12, a little outside the course record which he set in 2012. Fellow Romsey runner, Toby Burrows, finished in second place in 59:58. Becky Tovey and Naomi Farrington completed the Romsey contingent in 1 hour 21 and 1 hour 50 respectively.
Finally, Chris Stocks was on a roll this the weekend, completing the Eastleigh Park Run (5km) on Saturday in a personal best of 21:51, using it as a warm up for the Victory 5 miler.
Our popular summer race, the 5 Mile Beer Race held in Braishfield, will make its return on Sunday 2 June 2013. Our Beer Race Committee are hard at work getting things organised and entries are already starting to come in. Find out more about the Beer Race and how to enter online, or download an Entry Form.
Sunday 20th January saw the Stubbington 10k take place, a popular local road race. Snow showers and freezing temperatures didn’t stop the race going ahead and a hardy field of 1,212 runners competed. The majority of the course was closed to traffic and took runners through the village of Titchfield and down to the breezy Solent coastline. Conditions underfoot were surprisingly good and free of snow.
Four Romsey runners took part: First was Ian Ralph 40:45, followed by Steve Reed in 43:22, Romsey’s only lady representative, Di Cross, finished in 45:34 (PB), and Stewart Liesnham in 49:10. Continue reading “Results Roundup” »
On Sunday 16th September local event The Bounder proved to a winning race for Romsey runners. Tam Ryan was first lady to finish in 1:13:26 and Matt Hammerton first man. Matt was the overall winner of the event, completing the 9 mile route and setting a new course record in just 53:54.
The Bounder is organised by the Broughton Bounders Running Club and involves 1,000ft of ascent, starting in Broughton village with a steep climb followed by rolling chalk down lands of the Test Valley, with a few more challenging hills thrown in for good measure. Also finishing were Duncan Dickinson in 1:05:48 and Alice Lane in 1:37:05. Continue reading “Results Roundup” »